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29th Jun '16 11:15:43 AM ChronoLegion
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* YouHaveToHaveJews: Any section that deals with religion invariably mentions Judaism. In one FAQ, the aliens ask why such a small group is equally represented with the far more numerous Christians and Muslims. Stewart (being Jewish himself) immediately gets defensive, resulting in the aliens backing down and hurrying to change the subject.
29th Jun '16 11:04:33 AM ChronoLegion
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** Creationism is also mentioned as an "alternative belief" to the theory of evolution. It's pointed out that, those who claimed that evolution was the way we came to be used every piece of evidence that came before as proof. Those who found evolution distasteful and subscribed to creationism used the proof of "themselves believing it".
4th Mar '16 8:11:12 AM ChronoLegion
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* ParodicTableOfTheElements: There's a "Periodic Table of the Synthetic" in the Science chapter.
* TheQueensLatin: Naturally, the audiobook has the speech in the Roman Senate, as well as UsefulNotes/{{Caligula}}'s Bucket List read by Creator/JohnOliver.



* ParodicTableOfTheElements: There's a "Periodic Table of the Synthetic" in the Science chapter.
9th Nov '15 11:10:31 AM dmcreif
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* UranusIsShowing: Uranus is described as being "the funniest planet by far," although any aliens would "have to spend about ten years learning idiomatic English to learn why." Lake Titicaca is also identified as "The 'Uranus' of Lakes."

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* UranusIsShowing: Uranus is described as being "the funniest planet by far," although any aliens would "have will have to spend about ten years learning idiomatic English to learn why." why. Lake Titicaca is also identified as "The 'Uranus' of Lakes."
9th Aug '15 10:17:40 AM WillKeaton
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* ConfessInConfidence: Subverted. There is a transcript of a confession where the person confesses to: speeding, a hit-and-run, hitting a cop in the hit-and-run, robbing a bank, and murdering people in the robbery. This causes the priest lots of discomfort. It seems completely played straight, until you realize it was transcribed. This is lampshaded, saying the transcriptions were for 'insurance purposes.'

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* ConfessInConfidence: Subverted. There is a transcript of a confession where the person confesses to: speeding, a hit-and-run, hitting a cop in the hit-and-run, robbing a bank, and murdering people in the robbery. This causes the priest lots of discomfort. It seems completely played straight, until you realize it was transcribed. This is lampshaded, saying the transcriptions were for 'insurance "insurance purposes.'"
15th Jul '15 6:56:18 AM SeanMurrayI
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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: "Love", as the book explains, [[PlayingWithATrope was just a chemical reaction in the brain]] that caused two individuals to enjoy each other's company to a higher degree than normal, with the side-benefit of often resulting in a prolonged union and children, to further continue the species. Completely unremarkable, [[BlatantLies and not considered that big a deal by humanity at large]].

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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: "Love", as the book explains, [[PlayingWithATrope was just a chemical reaction in the brain]] that caused two individuals to enjoy each other's company to a higher degree than normal, with the side-benefit of often resulting in a prolonged union and children, to further continue the species. Completely unremarkable, [[BlatantLies and not considered that big a deal by humanity at large]].large.
13th Jul '15 1:36:07 PM ironballs16
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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: "Love", as the book explains, [[PlayingWithATrope was just a chemical reaction in the brain]] that caused two individuals to enjoy each other's company to a higher degree than normal, with the side-benefit of often resulting in a prolonged union and children, to further continue the species. Completely unremarkable, and not considered that big a deal by humanity at large.

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* WhatIsThisThingYouCallLove: "Love", as the book explains, [[PlayingWithATrope was just a chemical reaction in the brain]] that caused two individuals to enjoy each other's company to a higher degree than normal, with the side-benefit of often resulting in a prolonged union and children, to further continue the species. Completely unremarkable, [[BlatantLies and not considered that big a deal by humanity at large.large]].
17th May '15 7:27:03 AM Morgenthaler
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* EverythingsWorseWithBees[=/=][[ThreateningShark Everything Is Even Worse With Sharks]]: One of the possible reasons for humanity's extinction was bee/shark hybrids.


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* MixAndMatchCritters: One of the possible reasons for humanity's extinction was [[BeeAfraid bee]]/[[ThreateningShark shark]] hybrids.
17th May '15 7:24:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* GeorgeClooney: The book says that if the aliens that find our dna can only replicate one thing, it has to be, "that mischievous twinkle found in George Clooney's eyes"
7th Mar '14 12:11:30 PM UraRenge
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* GeorgeClooney: The book says that if the aliens that find our dna can only replicate one thing, it has to be, "that mischievous twinkle found in George Clooney's eyes"
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